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A Clinician's Pearls & Myths in Rheumatology

Stone, John H. (Ed.)

2009, XX, 493 p.

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A Clinician's Pearls and Myths in Rheumatology is a rich assemblage of the clinical wisdom of expert rheumatologists from a whole range of specialties and nationalities. It examines the nuggets of wisdom, or ‘pearls’ gained from collective clinical experience about the diagnosis or treatment of various diseases whilst also aiming to debunk certain myths that have influenced the practice of many clinicians but have proven false.

The pithy style of writing ensures that the reader thoroughly enjoys delving into this trove of diagnostic and therapeutic guidance. In addition, an abundance of illustrations, including 300 clinical photographs, significantly augments the reader’s understanding of these ‘pearls’.

With contributions from 126 authors across the various subspecialties in rheumatology, and comprising a total of more than 1400 Pearls and Myths, this book truly provides the corpus of current clinical wisdom in rheumatology.

Dr John H. Stone, MD MPH is Clinical Director of Rheumatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. He has pioneered a great deal of clinical research in rheumatology, particularly in the area of systemic vasculitis.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Arthritis - autoimmune disease - autoimmune diseases - bone - calcium - diagnosis - epidemiology - imaging - necrosis - osteoarthritis - osteoporosis - pain - rheumatic diseases - rheumatoid arthritis - therapy

Related subjects » Dermatology - Internal Medicine - Radiology - Rheumatology

Table of contents 

Rheumatoid Arthritis.- Rheumatoid Vasculitis.- Adult-Onset Still's Disease.- Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.- Monogenic Autoinflammatory Syndromes.- Juvenile Spondyloarthropathy.- Ankylosing Spondylitis.- Psoriatic Arthritis.- Reactive Arthritis.- Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma) and Raynaud’s Phenomenon.- Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis and Other Scleroderma Mimickers.- Sjögren's Syndrome.- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.- Pediatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.- Mixed Connective Tissue Disease.- The Antiphospholipid Syndrome.- Pregnancy in the Rheumatic Diseases.- Inflammatory Myopathies.- Juvenile Dermatomyositis.- Vasculitic Neuropathy.- Pediatric Vasculitis.- Behçet's Syndrome.- The Churg—Strauss Syndrome.- ANCA-Associated Vasculitis.- Cryoglobulinemia.- Polyarteritis Nodosa.- Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica.- Takayasu's Arteritis.- Primary Angiitis of the Central Nervous System and Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndromes.- Thromboangiitis Obliterans (Buerger's Disease).- Less Common Forms of Vasculitis.- Relapsing Polychondritis.- Fibromyalgia.- The Clinical Features of Gout.- Gout Epidemiology.- Gout Treatment.- Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate (CPPD) Crystal Deposition Disease.- Inflammatory Eye Disease.- Immune-Mediated Inner Ear Disease.- Osteoporosis.- Paget's Disease of Bone.- Sarcoidosis.- Osteoarthritis.- Regional Musculoskeletal Complaints.- Low Back and Neck Pain.- Amyloidosis.- The Ehlers—Danlos Syndrome.- Osteonecrosis.

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